We round up the best horror movies in cinemas right now
It’s Halloween. Which means a glut of spooky movies at the cinema. Take your pick from a clown slasher flick, one of the best horror films of all time back on the big screen (a clue: ‘Here’s Johnny!’) and this generation’s ‘Carrie’.
What is it?
It’s about an 18-year-old girl, Pauline (Annalynne McCord), who dreams of becoming a surgeon.
So, does she study hard and go to university?
Not exactly. Pauline is more of the sociopath-misfit-scab-picking sort. She guts dead birds and gives herself crucifix tattoos. In science class she puts up her hand and asks: ‘Can you contract an STD from a dead person?’ Oh, and she’s a bit of a necrophile.
And she wants to be a doctor why?
Because her sister suffers from cystic fibrosis.
Sounds madder than a bag of cats.
Well, it’s eccentric to say the least. And wouldn’t you know, legendary ringleader of all things outlandish John Waters plays Pauline’s priest-shrink. Here’s our review.
If we were the British Board of Film Classification, we’d probably have to award this feature an 18. No, scrap that – an X rating. Because here, we select some of the scenes that have made us cower in our boots, dash for the exit sign and weep for the very future of humankind.
We polled more than a hundred horror enthusiasts – including big names like Roger Corman, Guillermo del Toro, Simon Pegg, Clive Barker and Alice Cooper, as well as such horror legends as Coffin Joe, Kim Newman and Tom Six – to come up with a definitive top 100 horror films list.